Checks, Please! 13 Choices for Checkered Floors
Checkerboard Patterns Go From Casual to Ritzy, From Marble to Grass
If checkered floors sound too '50s diner for you, it's time to rethink. Sure, checks can do retro like no other, but the pattern can just as easily go elegant, rustic or contemporary. Whether painted, linoleum, indoors or out, there's an option to bring this look into any home. Read on to check it out:
Classic black and white linoleum is my personal fave, especially when done on the diagonal.
Checks outside! Grass and concrete make for a winning pair here. Browse 100,000+ more home design photos
These pine floors were painted then distressed for a rustic look.
A painted runner in black and white checks adds interest to this entryway.
Here's another option for wood floors: Try two tones of stains for your checkered pattern.
Feel free mix it up with any two colors you like. Checks are a great choice of pattern if you're thinking of using inexpensive linoleum.
Little checks look good in smaller doses, as in a bathroom or entry.
Love, love, love this one. A polished checked floor looks so classically elegant.
Who knew the check could read so ritzy? Marble on marble will do that to a pattern, I suppose.
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